[Japan] Domremy dessert outlet at Ueno Shinobazu

Photo taken on 6th March, 2011.
Canon EOS300 film camera.

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Domremy Dessert outlet (ドンレミーアウトレット店) at Ueno Shinobazu (上野不忍池)
Tokyo, Japan

Domremy dessert outlet in Ueno Shinobazu

Domremy dessert outlet in Ueno Shinobazu

Domremy dessert outlet store is a place where you can get a dessert or cake for 150-300 Yen.
Yes. I’m not joking! it’s that cheap!! The cakes are being sold for a much cheaper price here compared to the normal stores because some of cakes which are not so perfectly made but still have exactly the same taste are being sold at the “outlet”.

I’ve tried a few of their stuff, some are nice & some are just so so.. :p
A lot of them have whipped cream which I don’t really like.
I always take out the whipped cream. lol

Btw. their custard pudding (プリン)is only 50Yen!

If you’re not very fussy on the taste and just want your dessert fix!
Domremy dessert outlet is the place to check out when you’re in Tokyo.
They have a 4 outlets in Tokyo, located at Takasaki, Kita Senju, Ueno Shinobazu & Chiba.

If I’m in Ueno & wanna have some cakes, I’ll usually grab something from Domremy  &  a drink from the convenience store and head for Ueno park. Find a bench near Shinobazu pond and start people watching :)

Btw. Domremy Ueno Shinobazu branch is just opposite one of the park entrance.

You can have a look at what kind of cakes or desserts other people bought at Domremy dessert outlet over here >>

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[Japan] Matsuya Beef bowl with Kimchi rice

Photo taken in 25th Feb 2011.
Canon EOS300 film camera.

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松屋 混ぜるラー油キムチ牛飯並
Rice with pork, kimchi & chili oil

350Yen

Matsuya butadon with kimchi & chili oil

It was a really budget trip when I was traveling around Japan last year. I set a daily budget for myself and followed it quite strictly. Sometimes I only ate one proper meal a day.

I remember I ate a lot of Matsuya Beef /Pork rice bowl because it’s cheap & filling. One of my favorites was their beef/pork rice bowl with kimchi and 食べるラー油 (taberu rayu) Btw. Taberu rayu is chili oil. I think Taberu rayu became a hit in Japan in 2010. It’s not a regular item on their menu so I’m not sure if they still offer it now.

Anyyway, Matsuya(松屋) is major Japanese chain restaurant serving 牛丼(gyūdon / beef bowl).
Yoshinoya & Sukiya are two other famous Gyudon chain restaurants but I prefer Matsuya coz’ I find their beef/pork less fatty & they serve free miso soup. I like Sukiya too for their 高菜明太マヨ牛丼(Gyudon with takana)

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p/s: How’s your Monday? I’m having Monday blue and listening to this cute song “Clover – 어느 파도

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[Japan] Tokyo Skytree

Photo taken with Kodak 4oo film.
Canon EOS300 camera.

Tokyo Skytree ( 東京スカイツリー)

Tokyo Skytree 2011,  東京スカイツリー

I took this photo of Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) from
my friend’s apartment in March 2011 before it’s completion.
More than 1 year passed, it has now been completed and opened to public on
22 May 2012 which was last week.

Tokyo Skytree is the tallest tower now beating China’s Canton Tower which stands 600 m (1,968.5 ft)
But the tallest manmade structure will still the Dubai’s Burj Khallifa which stands 829.84 m (2,723 ft)

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Tokyo Skytree Official Website (English)
http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/

How to get there
And here’s on how to get there >

Opening Hours
8:00 to 22:00 (No closing days)

Admission
2000 yen (1st observatory)
3000 yen (1st & 2nd observatories)
A 500 yen service fee is charged for time specific advance reservations.

Tickets
Japan guide page offers a clear guide on how to make ticket reservations 
It seems that advance reservations are mandatory through July 10, 2012.

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p/s: Have a nice weekend everyone!

[Japan] Haneda Airport, Tokyo

Photo taken on 13th March, 2011.
Kodak 400 film. Canon EOS300 film camera.

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Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan


Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan
Sunset view from Haneda airport, Tokyo, Japan


Onigiri, Japan food

These photos were taken on the day I flew out of Japan.

My last meal in Japan was Onigiri(おにぎり)

The sunset was beautiful …

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On an unrelated note, have anyone of you slept at the airport before?
If you wanna do so, check out this website for the best airport to sleep in :p

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[Japan] Shinagawa Station

Photo taken with Lucky Color 200 film.
Canon EOS300 film camera.

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Shinagawa Station(品川駅) in Tokyo, Japan

Shingawa station, Tokyo, Japan
Shingawa station, Tokyo, Japan
Shingawa station, Tokyo, Japan
Shingawa station, Tokyo, Japan
dean & deluca at Shinagawa Station, Tokyo
dean & deluca at Shinagawa Station, Tokyo

These photos were taken in January 2011.
It’s been more than a year since I left Japan.
I guess those who have followed my blog when I was still living in Japan miss the photos I used to post yah?
Well, actually I have more than 40 rolls of unpublished photos of Japan :o

It’s quite painstaking to go through all of them after so long…
trying to remember when & where I took them :o
I’ll try to post them from time to time…

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Currently listening to ゆず (Yuzu) new song “with you” 

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Looking back on 2011

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Happy New Year everyone!
I’m so sorry for the long absence…the truth is I have some problem with my notebook ;(
I haven’t been able to use it for more than 3 weeks now…am typing this from my brother’s old desktop..
Anyway, I’m going to do a recap of 2011 just for my own record. Skip it if you’re not interested.

January

Sunrise at Miura beach, 2011 Japan
Saw the first sunrise of 2011 at the miura beach. Traveled by local train to Yamaguchi & Fukuoka.
CNBLUE ZEPP Fukuoka Concert. Packed up my 8 years Japan life in boxes.
Moved out of my apartment on 31st January.

February

Man hole in Ise, Japan
Traveled to a few places in Japan. I call it my sayonara trip :p
I have not post those photos I took during this trip but you can read a summary on
the places I traveled to over here.

March

Tokyo tower and sakura
Ended my sayonara trip at Ise Jingu and took the night bus back to Tokyo from Nagoya.
Managed to catch a glimpse of early sakura. My flight back home was on the 13th of March and
the earthquake happened on 11th, 2 days before my flight.
I was alone, packing my stuff at my friend’s apartment…
it’s the biggest earthquake I’ve experienced.

April

red Japanese rose

Just relaxing at home. Morning walks. Ate a lot.

May

Toast bread breakfast
Went to Penang with my Korean friend who was visiting me in Malaysia.
Registered myself to a few recruitment agencies and got a job through them.

June

Fruit vendors in Damnoen Saduak Floating market, Thailand
Took a short trip to Bangkok before starting work. My2nd time in Bangkok.
I really love Bangkok & Thailand. Hope I’ll have the chance to explore other parts of Thailand next time.
I’ve posted most of my Bangkok photos and you can find them over here.

Oh. And one of my post got featured on Freshly pressed.
It’s my first to be featured on Freshly pressed.
Thank you so much for the opportunity, wordpress staff :)

July
Started a new job…

August

Kuala Lumpur butterfly Park
Occupied by work….practically abandoned my blog.
Went to butterfly park & bird park with friends on one of the weekends.

September
Blog 2 years anniversary. I was so occupied by my job.
I only made 1 post in this month.

October
Organized a print giveaway for my blog’s 2 years anniversary.
To those who have participated. Thank you for showing me your support. ;)
Don’t worry if you haven’t receive anything from me.
My prints are ready to be send out but having a full time job makes it a little bit difficult for me
to go to the post office. I’m so so so sorry for the delay ;(
I promise I’ll send them out once I have time to go to the post office.

Reached 500th post in this month.

November
Got stucked in the train for 2 hours!? on my birthday. lol

December

Haechi, Seoul mascot
Treated myself a trip to Seoul to see my friends & attended CNBLUE concert.
I’m not a k-pop fan but I like CNBLUE. Also went to a 2 days 1 night trip to Melaka on Xmas day.
btw. Melaka is also a registered UNESCO world heritage sites along with Georgetown in Penang.
I have 7 rolls of film from my Korea trip & 4 rolls of film from my Melaka trip to show you guys ;)

I guess that’s all for 2011.

How was your 2011?

2011 was a year filled with changes for me….

I didn’t blog much in 2011 but in 2012, I wanna blog more. I will try to blog more ;p

Anyway, just wanna say thank you to all of you who are reading this &
I hope everyone have a great year ahead.

I wish for a year filled with peace, joy & happiness!

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Autumn Colors @ Shinjuku Gyoen (6)

Photos taken on 25th November, 2010.
China Lucky 200 film. Canon EOS 300 camera.

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Last year’s birthday, I was walking alone in  Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑).

Autumn leaves in Shinjuku park, Tokyo

Autumn leaves in Shinjuku park, Tokyo

But this year I’ll be with my family :)

Have a nice weekend everyone!

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Some of Shinjuku Gyoen autumn photos I posted last year …

The big momiji tree

Autumn Colors @ Shinjuku Gyoen (1)
Autumn Colors @ Shinjuku Gyoen (2)
Autumn Colors @ Shinjuku Gyoen (3)

Yellow & red Shinjuku Gyoen

Park benches

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